Latest Alabama state government News

Federal prosecutors seek 14-month imprisonment for former Alabama lawmaker

Jul. 12, 2024 15:43 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are recommending that former Alabama state Rep. John Rogers be sentenced to 14 months' imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to diverting state grant funds. The 83-year-old Birmingham Democrat had been the longest-serving...

Alabama lawmaker arrested on forgery charges

Jul. 09, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama state Rep. Kelvin Lawrence was arrested Tuesday on felony forgery charges, the attorney general’s office announced. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall’s office said that Lawrence, 50, is charged with second-degree forgery and...

Alabama state Sen. Garlan Gudger injured in jet ski accident, airlifted to hospital

Jul. 05, 2024 15:01 PM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Alabama state Sen. Garlan Gudger was airlifted Thursday to a Birmingham hospital after being injured in a jet ski accident on Smith Lake during the July Fourth holiday. The Cullman Republican is in the intensive care unit at UAB Hospital after undergoing...

Governors of Mississippi and Alabama place friendly bets on lawmakers' charity softball game

Jun. 18, 2024 15:37 PM EDT

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — State lawmakers from Mississippi and Alabama are playing each other in softball this weekend to raise money for charity — and the states' Republican governors are placing friendly bets on the outcome. The Battle of Tombigbee takes place Saturday at Trustmark...

Couples ask judge to find Alabama law that provides legal immunity to IVF providers unconstitutional

Jun. 14, 2024 11:37 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Couples whose lawsuits against fertility providers led an Alabama court to rule that frozen embryos could be considered children have asked a judge to toss out a new state law that provides legal immunity to in vitro fertilization providers. The couples...

Alabama seeks more nitrogen executions, despite concern over the method

Jun. 11, 2024 21:28 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is seeking to carry out another nitrogen gas execution, months after the state became the first to put a person to death with the previously untested method. The attorney general’s office on Monday asked the Alabama Supreme Court to authorize an...

A court ruled embryos are children. These Christian couples agree yet wrestle with IVF choices

Jun. 05, 2024 14:35 PM EDT

When faced with infertility, Amanda and Jeff Walker had a baby through in vitro fertilization but were left with extra embryos — and questions. Tori and Sam Earle “adopted” an embryo frozen 20 years earlier by another couple. Matthew Eppinette and his wife chose to forgo IVF out of ethical...

A court ruled embryos are children. These Christian couples agree yet wrestle with IVF choices

Jun. 05, 2024 08:40 AM EDT

When faced with infertility, Amanda and Jeff Walker had a baby through in vitro fertilization but were left with extra embryos — and questions. Tori and Sam Earle “adopted” an embryo frozen 20 years earlier by another couple. Matthew Eppinette and his wife chose to forgo IVF out of ethical...

Juneteenth proclaimed state holiday again in Alabama, after bill to make it permanent falters

May. 20, 2024 19:31 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has again authorized Juneteenth— the day commemorating the end of slavery in the United States — as a state holiday, while legislative efforts to make it a permanent holiday in the state have so far faltered. Ivey’s office said...

Kansas' governor vetoes a bill for extending child support to fetuses

May. 10, 2024 17:11 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Democratic governor on Friday vetoed a bill aimed at ensuring that child support payments cover fetuses, a measure critics saw as a move by anti-abortion groups toward giving them the same rights as the mothers-to-be carrying them. The measure scuttled...